Today is the Day of Giving!

Today, Thursday October 3, 2013, donations made through Pittsburgh Gives to the Polish Hill Civic Association will be increased with a percentage of matching funds from the Pittsburgh Foundation.

Why donate to the PHCA?  Because we’re a small organization that does a lot.  In the last year, the PHCA has:

Awarded 7 grants to homeowners to renovate the façade of their property,

Kicked off Brereton-Dobson Fire Site development planning,

Organized over 15 neighborhood clean-ups and gardening days to maintain a dozen green spaces and community gardens,

Worked as an advocate for Polish Hill residents with City and local officials, and adjacent neighborhoods on traffic calming, public safety, development, zoning and liquor license applications,

Organized the 6th Polish Hill Arts Festival, holiday events, One Young World welcome dinner and the historic photo archive, and more.

We hope you will show your support for our work in the community today.  Here are the basic rules for giving:

– Only Mastercard or Visa credit card donations received through during the 24 hours of October 3, 2013 will be matched for this event.  No donations via check, cash or stock will be accepted.  Discover and AMEX donations will not be accepted or matched.
– Each gift is 100% tax deductible.  The credit card charge will display as a donation to ”The Pittsburgh Foundation” on the donor’s credit card statement.
– The minimum gift per organization is $25.  All gifts up to $1,000 per organization will be matched.

More information in the complete rules for the Day of Giving.  You can check here to see which organizations are eligible.  And  for more information, here is a FAQ.

Pittsburgh Gives is an amazing yearly event in which millions of dollars are raised for local nonprofits.  It’s really easy and your donation to your favorite nonprofit is maximized during this event.  Please consider donating today — to the us, or to another worthy cause.